The Shuttle Pod Crew Talks Making Star Trek Documentaries With David Zappone And Joe Kornbrodt

Brian and Kayla sat down with filmmakers David Zappone and Joe Kornbrodt who, through their production company 455 Films have brought eight Star Trek documentaries into the world. Zappone, who runs the company, started working with William Shatner and produced William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet in 2009. The pair worked so well together that the rest, as they say, is history.

The company’s latest product is a special 4- or 5-disc set (depending on which set you buy), The Captains Collection, which Brian reviewed before our chat. We spoke with David and Joe on the new box set and much, much more including What We Left Behind, the Deep Space Nine documentary that debuted in 2018, plans for another DS9 doc that is planned, and their work on the currently in production documentary on Star Trek: Voyager.

The Captain’s Collection Box Set

Definitely check out Brian’s thorough review of the set, which includes:

  • The Captains
  • The Captains Close-up
  • Chaos On The Bridge
  • Get A Life!
  • Extended interviews and William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet (5-disc Special Edition set only)

You can grab the 4-disc set for $42.51 on Amazon and the 5-disc Special Edition, which retails exclusively through Shout Factory, for $74.98.

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Good workmanlike docs, but they can’t hold a candle to Ira’s DS9 doc masterpiece.

Well, they made that, so…

Beat me to it!

Great episode! I believe that set might be my next purchase.